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Aug 26, 2013

noaa-new-jersey-dead-dolphins-truth-frequency-radio-chris-geo-sheree-geo-alternative-media-news-informationThe statewide count of mammals washed ashore has risen to 71

Asbury Park Press

Three more dead bottlenose dolphins washed ashore Sunday, bringing the statewide total to 71 since July 9, officials said.

Officials found two of the dolphins on beaches at Island Beach State Park and Stone Harbor, respectively, and the other off the bay in Strathmere, a section of Upper Township in Cape May County, said Jay Pagel, a senior technician with the Brigantine chapter of the Marine Mammal Stranding Center.

“It’s the same thing that’s been happening the last two-and-a-half months,” he said.

On Saturday, officials also found dead dolphins in Sea Girt and Brigantine.

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Dolphin deaths in Va. nearly quadruple the average number


VIRGINIA BEACH-So far this year, The Virginia Aquarium’s Stranding Response Team has recovered 216 dolphins –  nearly four times the number they see in one year.

For August, we have recovered 130 bottlenose dolphins, spokeswoman Joan Barns told Most that had died and some that had to be euthanized.

One of them was found over the weekend near Olde Town in Portsmouth. It was alive but had to be euthanized. In all, 28 dolphins washed ashore this weekend, the most in two days all summer.

Barns said the Team usually recovered about 60 sick or dead dolphins along Virginia’s coastline in a year.

There have been so many deaths along the East Coast, mostly in Virginia, that the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration called the situation an “unusual mortality event.”

Scientists believe the Morbillivirus may be responsible. That class of virus leads to diseases including measles.

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